Where Life Is Located:
Where life is located – In Jesus Christ was life, and the life was the light of all mankind. Jesus is the life; He didn’t get life from anyone else. This is because life dwells in Him, and He is the container of life. So life proceeded out of Him to every other thing that has life. Suffice it to say that any man that does not have Jesus Christ in him doesn’t have this life. Though he lives and walks the face of the earth he is as good as dead. This explains why Jesus emphatically told His audience that, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life”. See John 8:12.
Furthermore let’s see the way Apostle John expresses the above narratives below.
“In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”
Where Life Is Located Is In Christ:
The fact is that, the life that is obtainable in Jesus is not the same as the life man got from Adam. The life of Adam was corrupted, and so he passed the corrupted gene in the life of his offspring. But the life in Christ which is being passed onto those who believe the gospel, is a new life entirely that is very different from the corrupted life of Adam. This life is encapsulated in the spirit of any man who believes the message of the Kingdom. See 1 John 5:12.
The kind of life inherited from Adam is a passive or temporary type that knows death. But the kind of life from Jesus Christ is the type of life that knows no death. It is called ‘eternal life’. Though physical death is imminent, there is a quickening Spirit that has been inserted in the recreated spirit of the born again Christian, that will quicken him to life again. Let’s see how Apostle Paul puts it to his audience in Rome.
“And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit, who lives in you”
The Light Takes Away Darkness:
This kind of life comes into a man with light, and this light lightens the spirit of man. And what it does is to take away darkness from the spirit of man. The man’s spirit starts to see what it has not been seeing. The life of Jesus Christ comes with total transformation. That is transformation from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of God. This is the way Apostle Paul quipped it in his epistle to the Colossian Christians concerning the Father. That, “…he (the Father) has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves”… (Colossians 1:13).
Apostle Peter has similar thing to say in 1 Peter 2:9. “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for possession, so that you might speak of the praises of Him who has called you out of darkness into his marvelous light”
This speaks of the transformation of man from darkness to light. And the process is a mystery to the powers of darkness. They cannot comprehend how they lost their grip on the life of the man that was in their Kingdom to the Kingdom of light. Therefore, the life of a man in Christ is located in the light of Christ. This is the reason every believer in Christ is seen as light because his nature is light. The life that a believer bears reflects nothing but light.
About The Author:
Chukwuemeka C. Asiegbu is the Pastor of Saved In The Lord Evangelical Ministry. He has authored many books such as “The Earth Is From Nothing”, “Man”, “The Power Of Light” etc. He has also written many Christian related articles. You can always contact him here
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